Family, Identity

Mother of the Bride

February 20, 2013

In this earlier post I mention that I developed an allergy to alcohol “diagnosed out of town at a friend’s wedding where the mother of the bride hated me,” but didn’t go into more detail [read more]

Family, Identity

Six Years

February 18, 2013

Morna Lusty (nee Glasheen) April 28, 1929 – Feb. 19, 2007 Mom is missed and always loved by her children, Bruce, Karen, Brian and Kathy, lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Christopher, Kennie, TJ, Melissa and [read more]

My Books

Easter 2013

February 15, 2013

Two years ago I wrote an essay for a college English class that required researching an issue and then drafting a letter to a local newspaper or an official who could address the subject. I [read more]

Brushing Fame

Why I Push Guts

February 7, 2013

The question has been raised as to why I am such an advocate for Kristen Johnston’s opus Guts. For those who have managed not to hear about it, the book is “a surprisingly raw and [read more]

Politics And More

The Language of Freedom

February 6, 2013

Word of the Day: “homogrifying” adj; colloq. [1] the act of encouraging queer people to live an open life; possibly a merger of ‘homosexual’ and ‘gratifying’. Ex: “moving to NYC has been a homogrifying experience” [read more]



February 2, 2013

(First posted two years ago; still applicable) One of the reasons I decided to leave Toronto almost twenty years ago was the overwhelming sense of loss I felt. The first ‘real’ relationship had ended, the [read more]